UTAH COUNTY – Sources report that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is currently facing a multi-million dollar carpet maintenance bill after a local cleaning company erroneously washed the carpeted floors and carpeted walls of every meetinghouse in Utah County.
The Sunday Pews has reached out to the Church for comment on why so many of their meetinghouse walls are partially carpeted. A Church spokesman replied to our queries.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” the spokesman said, “by all accounts people think we Mormons are weird enough without having carpet on our walls.”
While the Church will be forced to foot the bill, many members are grateful for the mix-up. Ward Clerks across the county report that weekly rug burns caused by wall carpeting are down 83 percent.
The walls may be carpeted, but what happens inside Latter-day Saint meetinghouses is much more important. Having a place to congregate with friends and family to learn and teach each other about our Heavenly Father is an immense blessing that we members often take for granted. Cherish those half-carpeted walls!